Match 13 – Melbourne Stars Women vs Perth Scorchers at Casey Fields No 4, Melbourne

Playing XI of Melbourne Stars – Lizelle Lee (wk)Angela ReakesAlana KingKatie MackErin OsborneMignon du PreezAnnabel SutherlandKristen Beams (c)Georgia ElwissNicola HancockHolly Ferling

Playing XI of Perth Scorchers – Elyse Villani (c)Amy Ellen Jones (wk)Nicole BoltonHeather GrahamLauren EbsaryChloe PiparoKate CrossHayley JensenHayleigh BrennanTaneale PeschelEmma King

Toss – Won by Perth Scorchers Women and elected to bowl first

1st Innings Summary – Put into bat first, most of the batters of Melbourne Stars got starts but could not convert them into useful contributions as wickets kept falling at regular intervals. On the other hand, five out of seven bowlers of Perth Scorchers conceded runs at an economy rate of less than six runs an over. Hayley Jensen gave 30 runs in her four overs but took two crucial wickets in the death overs including that of Georgia Elwiss. Emma King bowled brilliantly by giving just 12 runs in three overs and taking two wickets too.

2nd Innings Summary – Perth Scorchers’ Skipper Elyse Villani led the team’s chase and remained not out on 52 till the end. After losing second wicket in the 10th over, Villani along with number four batter Heather Graham reached the target successfully without losing any further wicket. Although, Erin Osborne bowled quite effectively but didn’t get any material support from the other end as Melbourne Stars failed to defend a low total.

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Player of the matchHeather Graham for her all-round performance. First, she bowled out two batters of the opponent team (including mighty Lizelle Lee), took a catch and then did the match-winning 73-run partnership with the captain to book another win for her team in this tournament.

Brief scorecard:

Melbourne Stars Women – 124/9 (20 overs)

Perth Scorchers Women – 125/2 (19 overs)

Result – Perth Scorchers Women won by 8 wickets

Kanika Parineeta

‘Gully’ cricket player and close observer of Indian Cricket team and it’s matches. Straight forward and still socially admirable personality. Strong belief in teamwork and possess high leadership skills.

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